All controlled substances are divided into one of five categories called “schedules” in federal law.1
21 U.S.C. 812 is the federal statute that defines Schedule IV drugs as:
(4) Schedule IV.—
(A) The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III.
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III.
1. Common Schedule IV drugs in Nevada:
(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)
- Ambien – Read our article on DUI with Ambien
2. Comprehensive List of Schedule IV Drugs:
- Chloral betaine
- Chloral hydrate
3. Schedule IV Drug Crimes in Nevada:
Further information about Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule IV drugs is available here:
- narcotics possession
- narcotics possession for sale
- narcotics sales
- offense of transporting drugs
- offense of trafficking drugs
4. Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I through III and V, see our following articles:
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1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.
2 21 USC § 812.